13 August 1993 Study of loss modulation and mechanical noise in rotating mirror Q-switched lasers
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Abstract
The effects of mirror instability and jitter (mechanical noise) in Q switched lasers is investigated. Pulse shapes and timing are significantly disturbed due to loss modulation induced by these effects. A simple model is presented. Several types of pulses are obtained, which are compared with experimental traces of a CO2 rotating mirror Q switched laser. Loss modulation as a global means of pulse shaping is also discussed.
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Leeor Kronik, G. Khermosh, M. Cohen, Shlomo Ruschin, "Study of loss modulation and mechanical noise in rotating mirror Q-switched lasers", Proc. SPIE 1971, 8th Meeting on Optical Engineering in Israel: Optical Engineering and Remote Sensing, (13 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.150998; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.150998
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